Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Starlight Studios Opening

We Never Knew We Had That Much Talent
Starlight Studio & Art Gallery
December 2, 2005 – March 3, 2006
Opening Reception December 2, 2005 from 3-8pm

The Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, a program created by Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York, is pleased to present their first exhibition featuring the work of its studio participants. The opening reception will be held on Friday, December 2, 2005 from3pm - 8pm. The exhibition will be on view until March 3, 2006. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday 9am -– 4pm. This exhibition will also be open to the public Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4 from 11 am - 6pm as part of Artists in Buffalo Holiday Open Studios and Galleries. This exhibition will include paintings, prints, drawings, and ceramic sculpture.

The Starlight Studio and Art Gallery provides individualized art instruction for adults with learning disabilities and neurological impairments. Participants work with professional artists, Carrianne Hendrickson, Joel Lewitzky and Maggie Parks to develop in the media of their choice. By bringing participants together with professional artists in a studio/gallery setting, Starlight brings “outsider art inside, opening new doors for both.

I printed the press release for this event-that says it best.
This is a great program that deserves a lot of attention. Any of us that have been teaching the arts knows that art opens many avenues for the student. Mix that with the fact that these students have special needs, and I think that leads to artwork from directions that we have not seen. Thanks to Maggie, Carrianne and Joel for helping us to see this angle!


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